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Sourcebooks Launches New Women Voices Imprint with Author E. L. James

Sourcebooks, which is the largest women-owned book publisher in North America, is launching a new innovative imprint with author, E. L. James. James, who is the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, will have her backlist moved to Sourcebooks as part of the deal, effective April 1, 2021. The new imprint is said to focus on entrepreneurial female authors, such as James herself, that have taken a hands on approach to publishing.

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Viz Media Launches Imprint to Publish Manga-Inspired Graphic Novels

Viz Media, North American manga publisher who distributes famous works such as My Hero Academia, Pokemon, Tokyo Ghouland Dragon Ball: Super has announced they will be creating Viz Originals! Viz Originals will be a new imprint that will publish original graphic novels by artists, with massive inspiration from manga and anime. The imprint will be doing a “soft launch” of the imprint by 2020, which artists already lined up to produce the imprint’s initial stories.

 

A banner featuring Dragon Ball Super's cast, including Goku, Vegeta, and numerous Gods

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The new imprint will offer multi-volume releases, as well as single volume releases. The imprint expects to feature young manga artists producing original content as their primary brand, as well as adaptations of video games and novels in manga format. Viz Originals will aim to create a work environment where creativity for its young artists are encouraged—allowing them to spread their creative wings and be given the support they otherwise wouldn’t have in the industry. The works will be creator-owned, first and foremost.

 

We look forward to seeing what original graphic novels Viz Originals produce! 2020 can’t come fast enough!

 

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